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78% of Tucson residents are concerned about all young children having access to high-quality preschool.  In 33 US states it costs more to send your kid to preschool than college... Tanza Loudenback Business Insider October 12, 2016.  Check out this Interactive Map

“The benefits of high-quality pre-school are real and they persist into regular school years and beyond. Children who attend preschool are less likely to need special education services, repeat a grade, or drop out of high school. Pre-k sets kids up to succeed as students and adults – put simply, it’s is an investment in the social and financial wellbeing of our community. For too many families, high-quality pre-school programs are out of reach. All kids deserve this benefit. Vote YES and help us bridge the educational gap.” - Congressman Raul Grijalva

Investing in a Stronger Tucson Community

“Strong Start Tucson is an important initiative because it can help Sunnyside Unified School District increase enrollment in our preschool programs. Right now, we are turning away hundreds of children. I support Strong Start because it will allow us to expand and create the capacity we need to provide more children with a high-quality early childhood education.”   - Steve Holmes

Organizational Endorsements and Supporters List:
Adelita Grjialva, Tucson Unified School District Governing Board member 
Amani Academy, Inc.
Amistades Inc.
Arizona Child Care Association (ACCA)
Arizona's Children Association - The Parent Connection
Arizona Early Childhood Education Association
Arizona Legislative District 2 Democrats, Linda Laird Chair
Arizona Legislative District 3 Democrats, Andrés Cano Chair
Arizona NOW PAC (National Organization of Women)
Association of Early Learning Leaders
Ron Barber
Casa de los Ninos
Catalina In-home Services
Catholic Community Services
Center for Economic Integrity
Child & Family Resources, Inc.
Children’s Action Alliance
Children’s Clinics
Child Language Center, University of AZ
Comcast
Community Foundation For Southern Arizona (CFSAz)
Terry Connolly Emeritus Professor, Eller College of Management, University of AZ
Dean of UA College of Education, Ron Marx
Desert Springs Children's Center
Downtown Community School
The Drawing Studio
Early Childhood Development Group
Fix It Pro
Kristel Ann Foster, TUSD Governing Board
4th Ave Deli
Honorable, AZ Senator David Bradley
Honorable, AZ Senator Andrea Dalessandro
Honorable, AZ Representative Rosanna Gabaldón
Honorable, AZ Congressional Representative Raul Grijalva
Idea School
KinderCare Education
Kids First Preschool – Pima
Kingfisher Restaurant
Kino School
LeCroy & Milligan Associates Inc.
Literacy Connects
Lonesome Desert Records
Love Everyday Foundation
Make Way for Books
Meow Magazine
Lisa Ordóñez Crooms, Vice Dean and Professor University of Arizona 
Office of the Pima County School Superintendent, Dustin Williams
Ohio Children's Foundation
Orange Grove Pediatrics
Our Family Services
Outer Limits School
Pima County Democratic Education Caucus
Pima Area Labor Federation
Pima Community College Governing Board, Demion Clinco
The Sandbox Early Childhood Learning Center
Tucson Community School
SAZAEYC - Southern Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children
Second Street School
Small Miracles
Southern Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors
UFCW Local 99
United Way’s First Focus on Kids Coalition
Victoria Steele, President S. AZ National Organization for Women
Tucson Ward 3 Office, Karin Uhlich
YWCA of Tucson and Southern Arizona 

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